The Taylor School students are doing a spectacular job collecting books! Our 1/2 class has already filled up 2 boxes. We are so thankful for your support and excited for the children who get to receive these gently-loved treasures. 

The Sage students created these Mary Blair inspired Whimsical Windmills in art class that feature a kenetic component. Buildings could have other moving parts like waterwheels, clouds, doors or anything that the kids could imagine. 

There is something magical about having tea time treats with friends! The 1/2 class imagined what it would be like to come across a Woodland Tea Time and painted this whimsical scene complete with conifers. 

The 5-6 students are currently learning about the U.S. Constitution.  They began the unit by first understanding the shortcomings of the Articles of Confederation and why a special convention, the Constitutional Convention of 1787, was called.  The students analyzed and investigated the critical steps that went into the development and ratification of the Constitution. By involving the students in many interactive lessons from illustrating the Preamble to the Constitution to pretending to help James Madison decide what rights and freedoms to include in the Bill of Rights, it helped the students to understand the role and purpose of the United States Constitution.

Have you ever wanted to know how to blow glass? Well, you should take a look inside the 1/2 class because there is a special book just for you! The young authors in the 1/2 class created wonderful "How To" books to share something of special interested to them that they knew how to do. They wrote and illustrated their books and as a special treat were able to share their books to the class.

“The most important word in Taylor School is WE! We can do anything as long as we do it together!” read one campaign slogan. As you can see, the students are creating their very own campaign speeches for our mock election in the 3-4 class. Students have brainstormed some very strong key points while developing their platforms. Now, we just need to decide if we want to count our votes in the electoral college style, or the way a small group suggested at the Constitutional Convention of 1787, a direct election by citizens, popular vote-majority rules style. We will have to discuss the pros and cons of each and make an informed decision.

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Fractured fairy tales are a favorite at the Taylor School and the 3/4 class loved the story of "Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarfs: A Maynard Moose Tale" by Willy Claflin. After reading the story each of the students created their own dwarves using their medium of choice. Lesson from the Soul Sparklettes Art, The Glitter Bomb.